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Hop in the boat, we're going out to eat!

February 24, 2016 The idea of a boat trip to the Pink Shell for lunch apparently has a far-reaching appea. more »»

A sweet, relaxing place

February 24, 2016 While vacationing from Indiana on Fort Myers Beach, year after year the Gillmans couldn't help but daydream about starting a small business here someday. more »»

Community spotlight: Erik Lafave

February 24, 2016 Q: You are a Fort Myers Beach resident who mans an ice cream cart on the beach. How does it feel to be the most popular person out there? A: “It feels pretty amazing. more »»

To lessen truck congestion, garbage pickup to start at 4 a.m.

February 22, 2016 You early birds out there need not set the alarm, now that the Fort Myers Beach Town Council has voted to allow garbage pickup here to begin at 4 a.m. more »»

New lot brings 27 spaces to Crescent Street

February 22, 2016 The parking-deficient downtown will get a boost in the form of a 27-space surface lot along Crescent Street. On Feb. more »»

Push is on to do away with borrowing limits

February 17, 2016 With the vote less than a month away, the sales pitch regarding the Fort Myers Beach town charter referendum is at full speed with Town Council member Rexann Hosafros at the helm. more »»

Visitors go with the flow, no matter the color

February 17, 2016 Garry Sinth and his son enjoyed a romp in the gulf on Thursday near the public pier, laughing while kicking up the brown water. more »»

Community Spotlight: George Teribery

February 17, 2016 Q: You visit each year from the town of North East, Pa., which oddly is in your state’s northwest corner. more »»

Special deliveries

February 17, 2016 Glenn Key on Saturday had just completed delivery 30 in a long day of 60, but he remained enthusiastic. That’s what happens when you’re in the smile business. more »»

Grand Resorts making its final push

February 13, 2016 The Grand Resorts plan is coming down to the wire as far as the details go, and what the public will see Feb. 22 represents about 95 percent of what will be included in the application to the town. more »»

Exasperated business owners want construction 24/7

February 13, 2016 The bad January weather, with an El Nino year promising more. The ongoing construction along the island's only thoroughfare. The maddening traffic snarl. more »»

Community Spotlight: Nancy Guthrie

February 11, 2016 Q: You are owner of Beach Pet Grooming at 2450 Estero Blvd. Tell us how and why you got into the business. more »»

Mayors want answers to brown-water barrage

February 10, 2016 The gulf waves right now are undeniably brownish in color at Lee County's prized beaches on Sanibel and Estero islands. more »»

Waterfront improvements eyed for tourism dollars

February 10, 2016 Since when it is tricky to spend free money? The Fort Myers Beach town staff may be finding that the case as it prepares its application to Lee County’s Tourism Development Council (TDC) in the next... more »»

Q&A: The mayor talks Grand Resorts, the charter referendum, and more

February 9, 2016 The job of mayor of Fort Myers Beach is one of great demand, and Anita Cereceda is no stranger to that life. The Observer caught up with her this week for an exclusive Q&. more »»

Inspections at all advertised rentals now the law

February 9, 2016 A fatal fire that came in the form of an inferno at a rental property last spring triggered an aggressive effort to keep closer tabs on the safety of such structures. On Feb. more »»

Mermaid owner plans to salvage bar by moving it down the street

February 5, 2016 Joe Orlandini sold the property that's home to the Mermaid Lounge to Grand Resorts developer Tom Torgerson for $4. more »»

Upcoming election could be one that draws a crowd

February 3, 2016 Fort Myers Beach has a little more than 5,000 registered voters, and elections typically draw around a 25-percent turnout. more »»

Stormwater fee set at $19.98-per-month average

February 3, 2016 Unless you live on Bay Beach Lane, starting March 1 your monthly water bill will include a stormwater utility fee. more »»

March 15 charter referendum is set

February 3, 2016 The following is a summation of the 21 charter-referendum questions on the March 15 ballot. more »»

 
 

 

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